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Food Sleuth Radio

Series produced by Dan Hemmelgarn

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Join Melinda Hemmelgarn, a registered dietitian and investigative nutritionist, for 28-minute, weekly interviews with national experts in food, health and agriculture. From physicians to film makers, writers, farmers, scientists and chefs, Food Sleuth Radio navigates our complicated food system. You’ll discover how farm and food policies impact our environment and public health, and learn the secrets to eating well. Provocative, practical and personal, Food Sleuth Radio helps us think beyond our plates to find “food truth.”
Award-winning Food Sleuth Radio ranks among the top national “green food radio shows.” If you care about what you eat, tune in!

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker.

For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines.

Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed her to connect the dots between food, health and agriculture. Today she uniquely applies critical thinking skills to media messages about food and farm policy to advance "food system literacy."

Melinda received her B.S. in Dietetics from Florida State University; her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Food Systems from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed a dietetic internship through Cornell University at the New York Hospital.
She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, National Association for Media Literacy Education, and the American Dietetic Association’s Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Practice Group.

Food Sleuth Radio has been produced by Dan Hemmelgarn at KOPN Studios in Columbia, MO since June, 2009. The “Mother Nature Network” ranked the show among the “top national green food radio shows” in 2009, and in 2011, Food Sleuth Radio won 1st place for radio interview from the National Federation of Press Women.

Contact: Dan Hemmelgarn: hemmelgarndan@gmail.com; 573-449-3720 Hide full description

Melinda Hemmelgarn is a registered dietitian, “investigative nutritionist,” award-winning writer and Food Sleuth Radio host. With 30 years’ experience in clinical, academic and public health nutrition, she’s a trusted consumer advocate, and an engaging and energizing national speaker. For 20 years, Melinda wrote a weekly, trademarked Food Sleuth newspaper column for the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. She has published articles in the American Journal of Nursing, Today's Dietitian, Natural Awakenings, ACRES, Current Health, and Edible Communities magazines. Prior to her freelance writing, speaking and radio career, Melinda developed and directed the Nutrition Communications Center at the University of Missouri. In 2004, she received a Food and Society Policy Fellowship which allowed... Show full description


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What’s a “foodshed” and how can we strengthen our local and regional economies with and through food and farming? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and R...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2013
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We can’t be truly independent if we lose control of our food supply. As our nation celebrates its 237th birthday, we can support homeland food secu...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2013
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Corporate agribusiness tells us we need genetically modified crops to produce more food to feed an ever-growing global population. But there are ho...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2013
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Women’s bodies serve as our children’s “first environments,” which is why food quality and safety are so important for pregnant and lactating women...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2013
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It may seem as if we have many choices in the supermarket, but in reality, our food system has experienced tremendous consolidation, resulting in f...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2013
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Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Patricia Allen, Ph.D., author of “Together at the ...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2013
  • Length: 28:00
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Deadly foodborne illness outbreaks seem to be on the rise, and one attorney has taken the lead in the fight to defend the ill, and support legislat...

  • Added: May 31, 2013
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With so many dietary supplements to choose from, it’s hard for consumers to sort through marketing claims, assorted ingredients and whether there’s...

  • Added: May 23, 2013
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We often take safe food for granted until a foodborne illness outbreak makes national news, or affects us personally. Join Food Sleuth Radio host a...

  • Added: May 19, 2013
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Why and how did fears of “pink slime” in our meat go viral? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her inte...

  • Added: May 13, 2013
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Who would have thought that worm castings could replace an expensive irrigation system on a Florida farm? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registere...

  • Added: May 06, 2013
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Can GMO crops really “co-exist” with non-GMO crops? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview wit...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2013
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If you’re curious about where and how our taste preferences originate, and other mysteries about our sense of taste, then Join Food Sleuth Radio h...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2013
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Where there’s fermentation, there’s culture. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Sando...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2013
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How do we raise children to be “eco-literate” and why does it matter? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2013
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Good cookbooks nourish us beyond recipes for appetizers through dessert. Case in point: “Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice,” by the Se...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
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The American dream wouldn’t be complete without a picture perfect lawn. Lawn chemical companies want you to think their products are safe when used...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2013
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What are the risks of introducing genetically engineered fish into our food supply? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda H...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2013
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How does the media influence public health? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Lori D...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2013
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“Rhythms of the Land!” is a documentary-in-progress which tells the important stories of African American farmers. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
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